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Les Paul Custom Sunburst, LP-Shaped Guitar from Gibson in the Les Paul series.


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  • Manufacturer: Gibson
  • Model: Les Paul Custom Sunburst
  • Series: Les Paul
  • Category: LP-Shaped Guitars
  • Added in our database on: 08/23/2007

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Gibson Les Paul Custom Sunburst user reviews

Average Score:3.0( 3/5 based on 3 reviews )
 1 user review33 %
 2 reviews67 %
Hatsubai10/24/2011

Hatsubai's review"Norlin era version"

Gibson Les Paul Custom Sunburst
During the Norlin era, they made some of my favorite Les Pauls. However, they also made some of the worst ones as well. This particular guitar actually has what is known as the "pancake" body, and it's a huge step back in tone, in my opinion. The guitar features a mahogany body with a maple top, a mahogany neck with an ebony fretboard, 22 frets, trapezoid inlays, binding, a TOM style bridge, two humbuckers, two volumes, two tones and a three way switch.

UTILIZATION

This guitar was heavy; pig heavy. It had like 11 pieces of wood all glued together or something. I couldn't believe how many pieces of wood they threw on this guitar. It was, no joke, in the 12+ lb range, and it just killed my back to play this thing. That's the biggest issue with these pancake body guitars. There are some good ones out there that, despite looking kind of ugly, have a great tone. However, there are ones like these that just can't sound good no matter what you do. It's like a boat anchor. The fretwork on this was average, and considering it wasn't played much, there wasn't a ton of fretwear. The nut needed to be recut, but that's a pretty minor issue considering the rest of the guitar.

SOUNDS

The guitar didn't resonate like a normal Les Paul normally does. For those that don't know, a heavier guitar is not necessarily a better guitar. I find that the lighter ones tend to be a bit more resonant, and it's the lighter ones that tend to be the best in terms of overall tone. These super heavy ones seem to have a very dull tone that doesn't sparkle like the lighter ones do. This particular guitar had the Gibson Dirty Fingers in the bridge but the stock pickup in the neck. The Dirty Fingers is ridiculously high output, and it has tons of sustain, but it seemed to be hampered in this guitar. The neck pickup was too bright for me, and I found myself turning down the tone knob when I was playing leads or cleans.

OVERALL OPINION

Some of these guitars are awesome, but this is an example of one of the bad ones that left the factory around this time. This is also an example as to why people tend to not like the Norlin era guitars. They were very inconsistent, but considering how inconsistent Gibson is today, I guess it's not as much of a shock anymore... If you buy used, be sure to be ready to flip it for that "just in case" moment.
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Hatsubai10/24/2011

Hatsubai's review"Norlin era version"

Gibson Les Paul Custom Sunburst
During the Norlin era, they made some of my favorite Les Pauls. However, they also made some of the worst ones as well. This particular guitar actually has what is known as the "pancake" body, and it's a huge step back in tone, in my opinion. The guitar features a mahogany body with a maple top, a mahogany neck with an ebony fretboard, 22 frets, trapezoid inlays, binding, a TOM style bridge, two humbuckers, two volumes, two tones and a three way switch.

UTILIZATION

This guitar was heavy; pig heavy. It had like 11 pieces of wood all glued together or something. I couldn't believe how many pieces of wood they threw on this guitar. It was, no joke, in the 12+ lb range, and it just killed my back to play this thing. That's the biggest issue with these pancake body guitars. There are some good ones out there that, despite looking kind of ugly, have a great tone. However, there are ones like these that just can't sound good no matter what you do. It's like a boat anchor. The fretwork on this was average, and considering it wasn't played much, there wasn't a ton of fretwear. The nut needed to be recut, but that's a pretty minor issue considering the rest of the guitar.

SOUNDS

The guitar didn't resonate like a normal Les Paul normally does. For those that don't know, a heavier guitar is not necessarily a better guitar. I find that the lighter ones tend to be a bit more resonant, and it's the lighter ones that tend to be the best in terms of overall tone. These super heavy ones seem to have a very dull tone that doesn't sparkle like the lighter ones do. This particular guitar had the Gibson Dirty Fingers in the bridge but the stock pickup in the neck. The Dirty Fingers is ridiculously high output, and it has tons of sustain, but it seemed to be hampered in this guitar. The neck pickup was too bright for me, and I found myself turning down the tone knob when I was playing leads or cleans.

OVERALL OPINION

Some of these guitars are awesome, but this is an example of one of the bad ones that left the factory around this time. This is also an example as to why people tend to not like the Norlin era guitars. They were very inconsistent, but considering how inconsistent Gibson is today, I guess it's not as much of a shock anymore... If you buy used, be sure to be ready to flip it for that "just in case" moment.
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Animaxion08/03/2009

Animaxion's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Gibson Les Paul Custom Sunburst
This is Gibson, so it's amricain. In addition, this model as a Custom one can be sr provenance of the instrument ... you can almost smell the cigar Uncle Sam in tui .. . I who am not a pro-amricain, the wolf I shot my. But, the finishing work is very flavou this Les Paul Custom 1990 I focus on the year of manufacture of the beast, insisting on the fact that date year 1990 and not 2000. Indeed, it appears that the 2000 Custom t have a little bcles as finishing and sound quality of the instrument ... but nevermind.
So of course, is equipped with two humbuckers Gibson 498T and 490R, its old Tune o matic bridge and its 4 knobs (volume and tonality for each pickup).
The body is mahogany, and that's for sure, this wood is not the most lgers. Thus the instrument weighs 4.8 kgs so his (roughly the equivalent of a low), but you get used to very quickly, and that's including the Dtail that offers Les Paul Custom all their heat in sonorits ... but we'll get.



USE

To the question "Is the handle for a pleasant stratophile or tlphage Fender?", We can, I think, respond by ngative. For a very fast follower sleeves Ibanez, this is not the panacea. It's all a matter of habit.
For attention, I did not say either that Gibson was making only good innings bcherons play punk rhythms. Indeed, the handle me right away sembl very pleasant in the bass, mdiums, and treble. I was yet accustomed to playing on an Ibanez John Petrucci handle 24 cases, and all that stuff ... and the handle of the Les Paul seemed even more enjoyable (I protects me jets stone, but this is only my opinion)!
This is a guitar and renames easy to see why: the game, as rhythmic solos, is very pleasant.



SONORITS

I use it to play jazz, blues, rock, funk, and many other styles. This is my guitar of reference. I think it excels in all styles, both clean sounds that saturs.
The neck pickup gives us its clear sound very dry, and its saturated powerful sound very rich in harmonics, the middle position gives us a clear sound perfect combination of the two single coils of neck and bridge pickups and the neck pickup is ideal for jazz and blues. Let us add that the sustain is incredibly long and that each sound is a veritable dlice the listening (when your amp is rgl of course).
I brought out in the clear on my SR Technology Jam 150 (which I also use for my banjo, psaltery, and my electroacoustic guitar), and will provide me with a bientt Vox Tonelab LE to exploit saturs sounds and effects. I played before on a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe.



NOTICE GLOBAL

I possde this guitar (which is precisely this qi is the same picture on the description of the model) since 2006 and I still fall in love every time I take it out of its tui and I play ... well, I combl. In addition, this guitar is of extraordinary beauty (especially when you love dgrads sunburst and fittings sleep).
Only BMOL, Gibson does not really know how in the low-cost or discount. When we want a Les Paul in quality (who is a Custom), and that is fed up with Epiphone model, we must break the bank and 1800-2000 to find the luxury of poss der a Les Paul Custom built in those years l. I'm not talking about antrieurs models, including 70 years, which have become vritables collection instruments.
That said, the Les Paul has its own personality that does not suit everyone. Aisni, it is better to try and be sr of his choice before acqurir.
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